Twentieth Century Limited Book Two ~ Age of Reckoning
Jan David Blais
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Overcoming disabling injuries, Vietnam vet Paul Bernard becomes an award-winning journalist and television newsman known for holding a mirror to American society. Long critical of the radical right, after 9-11 Bernard attacks the Bush administration for Osama bin Laden's escape and leading the nation into a disastrous war. On assignment in Iraq, Bernard is killed under suspicious circumstances. Interwoven with the account of his life is an interview of his mentor, Professor Augustus F.X. Flynn, by a magazine writer profiling him. Frustrated by Washington's inaction, the two set out to find the truth about the killing.
In Book Two, Paul Bernard has become an oil expert and a critic of America's Middle East dependency. His experiences as a correspondent in Paris and Moscow are related in this Book, his coverage of the great year 1989 in Europe, the Gulf War. Bernard's move to television news is marked by growing clashes with the radical right, culminating in his controversial stance against the Iraq War and the dramatic final events of the story.